Thursday, March 14, 2013

"UC San Diego Student Government calls for divestment from Israeli Occupation"

The student government of the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) just voted, March 14, 2013, to approve a resolution for divestment against corporations who profit from violent conflict in Israel and Palestine --

* "UC San Diego Student Government calls for divestment from Israeli Occupation"

March 14, 2013

* See also: "UCSD Divestment 2013 Vote"

March 14, 2013
Start watching 4 minutes in, at:

The UCSD divestment resolution was approved by a large majority of 20 in favor, only 12 against, and 1 abstaining.

Finally, students for Palestinian rights have a reason to feel self-confident and empowered.


This victory follows recent divestment resolutions approved by the student governments of UC Riverside and UC Irvine, and many others listed below.

On March 6, 2013, the student government at the University of California-Riverside voted overwhelmingly for divestment against Israeli Apartheid.

The vote was 11-5, and it overrode a veto that attempted to kill the divestment resolution.

That followed a recent vote for divestment at UC-Irvine's student government (in the L.A. Times at ).

It also follows earlier student government votes for divestment at:

* Wayne State University's Student Council voted for total divestment against Israel (at ),


* The University of Wisconsin-Platteville faculty senate approved its own divestment resolution (at ),

* MEChA, the largest association of Chicano youth in the U.S., voted overwhelmingly at its 2012 national conference to endorse the global call for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel ( ),

* South Africa’s governing party, the African National Congress, voted to make boycotts, divestment and sanctions against Israel part of its official policy in December 2012 (at ), and

* The Olympia Food Co-op, in 2010, voted to boycott all Israeli products (at )

* Ann Arbor, Michigan's Interfaith Council for Peace & Justice voted for a resolution favoring divestment against the Israeli military, and now Ann Arbor City Council is faced with demands to boycott Israel entirely:

In these votes, every argument that apartheid could make was rejected. After all, the arguments favoring Apartheid Israel are identical to the arguments made to preserve the old dead Apartheid State of South Africa.

Furthermore, Apartheid South Africa was tighly allied to Apartheid Israel. (See )

In closing, look at the ecstatic tweets this morning, from UCSD and UC Berkeley students:


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